Tulamben 05.15 Dive Trip

It is a nice thing for spending a time at long weekend with a dive trip. I am driving from Surabaya to Tulamben, Bali. with my assistance Triono on Friday 01.05.15. Unfortunatelly I have to drive by me self for such long distance. This time I am doing private trip not as usual. I need to concentrate for improving the underwater photography technic and knowledge.

 

It is a cloudy day and some falling rain during the journey in Java. The journey take longer then normally, because the main road (Pasuruan) is closed because of a flood. So I need to turn around for passing an alternative road (Purwosari then Pasuruan). It is about 55 farther then main road. We hold in Paiton Rest area for around 1 hour, we decide to have early lunch there. Afterward we continue our journey to the Ketapang harbour, Banyuwangi. At the harbour we experience another weather condition (a bright shinny day). I wont miss the chance so I take my camera and get some shot.

   
 View of Gilimanuk harbour, Bali from the ferry 

 

We spend around 45 minutes to across the sea. In Bali the weather is still the same as in Ketapang. After driving for around 1 hour and 15 minutes we hold in Singaraja for Diner and fuelling. We arrive in Tulamben at around 19.30 WITA and stay in Pondok mimpi. Soon after arriving I meet my dive Master (Mr. Made Subrata) for discussing the diving plan.

Day 1:Dive I drop off (Deep Dive), Dive II Coral Garden (EAN 31) and  Dive III USS Liberty Shipwreck (EAN 31).

Day 2: Dive IV and V (EAN 31) at Seraya and dive VI at Kubu (Deep Dive).

Unfortunatelly the dive VI has to be dismissed as I get tootache just at the end of dive V. So we complete our diving before noon (END of Diving Trip). It is full moon at the night so I dicide to go to the beach to take some night shot.

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Afterward we go dinner at wayan resto and then back to the hotel. Before sleep we are sitting at the hotel garden and drink a fresh palem juice which is taped directly from the tree. At the next day I wake up early in the morning waiting for the sun rise and take some shot of Gunung Agung.

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After finishing all matter we drive back to surabaya.

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